Virginia African American Cultural Center

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aka African American Cultural Center, Inc.   |   Virginia Beach, VA   |  https://www.aaccvb.org/

Mission

Mission: To collect, preserve, interpret, inform and celebrate Virginia's African American history, culture and community and to educate the public about African Americans contributions and achievements in all areas of endeavor.

Ruling year info

2016

Founder and Chairman

Dr. Amelia Nancy Ross-Hammond

Main address

PO Box 61701

Virginia Beach, VA 23466 USA

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EIN

47-5250120

NTEE code info

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Community Coalitions (S21)

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Professional Cultural performances

"An Evening with Frederick Douglass"
These performances are funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Beach Arts and Humanities Commission, in partnership with the Zeiders American Dream Theater and Business sponsors. Nationally recognized author and poet, Nathan Richardson gave an excellent interactive performance. through reenactment of Frederick Douglass' speeches and novels.
The audience got a moment to glimpse into his world portraying the strong personality and character of this famous abolitionist, orator and elected official. The audience which is multi cultural and multi generational
learn about Douglass' struggle for freedom, justice and a passion for knowledge. VAACC always set aside tickets for under-served families to get an opportunity to enjoy these stellar performances.

Population(s) Served

VAACC has an established partnership with several public schools, Libraries and Community organizations which we annually do historical presentations, display artifacts, set up booth displays with hands-on demonstrations for the youth or community members. We also partner with the City through the Virginia Beach Cultural Affairs Department and VAACC in partnership commissioned two Historic Artwork; " Portraits From A Place of Grace" by artist Richard Holland from Connecticut Free large standing Circular Portraits of 18 Members from the 14 Historic Black neighborhoods in Virginia Beach. it also included an online recordings of stories from each of the members portrayed.
The 2nd example were linocut portraits designed by High school youths depicting various famous people, past and present from Virginia Beach. These portraits were displayed in the Recreation centers and Businesses with bar codes for interactive media opportunities for students to discover their whereabouts as well as learn some facts about these personalities.

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Virginia African American Cultural Center

Board of directors
as of 7/26/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Amelia Ross-Hammond

Retired, Professor Emerita, Norfolk State University

Term: 2015 - 2025


Board co-chair

Mr. Ausborn Williams

A. Bruce Williams and Assoc

Term: 2017 - 2023

Ausborn, Williams

Officer. President: A. Bruce Williams and Assoc.. Marketing

William Calhoun

Officer, V, President;Teacher, Virginia Pubic Schools

Cheryl Davidson

Officer, Secretary:Retired, Mortgage Agent ,Towne Bank

Michael Anderson

Officer, Treasurer; Salesman, Riverside Brick Co.

Shevette Jones

Officer,:Parliamentarian; Retired, American Redcross

Kelvin Arthur

Certified Public Accountant

Justin Cowell

Board Member, Entrepreneur, Veteran.

Toni Spencer

Board Member; technology Analyst.

Shanti Mullen

Board Member:Auditor: Hampton Roads Transit